‘Tk 300cr’ at Shamim’s accounts; NBR seeks info
Central Intelligence Cell (CIC) of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) today decided to give instruction to all banks to provide information on the accounts of SM Golam Kibria Shamim.
A letter containing the instructions is likely to be sent to the respective bank tomorrow, a top official of the money-laundering prevention body said.
NBR came up with the decision a day after Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) froze the bank accounts of Shamim due to his alleged involvement in criminal activities.
Shamim, who is now on a 10-day remand, was arrested on Friday for his alleged involvement in tender manipulation, extortion, and running drugs and gambling rackets.
After his arrest, some people submitted cheques to different banks to withdraw money from Shamim’s accounts. Sensing the matter, lenders sought suggestion from BFIU on whether they would accept cheques, according to a source at the central bank.
The intelligence cell has initially come to know that some “Tk 300 crore” is now deposited in Shamim’s accounts, the source said.
M Golam Kibria Shamim, who has been known to be an influential contractor of the PWD and other government organisations, was accused of tender manipulation, extortion, and running drugs and gambling rackets in one of the three cases filed against him on Saturday.
After his arrest, he was taken on a 10-day police remand.